Coordinating and Subordinating Dependencies

  • Alastair Butler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4914)


This paper focuses on the differences / similarities between coordinating and (distant) subordinating binding dependencies. We consider data that is suggestive that in natural language these dependencies are implemented with the same underlying mechanism. We look at four (dynamic) systems that capture these dependencies, first with distinct mechanisms, then with single mechanisms.


Natural Language Clause Relation Predicate Logic Binding Relation Dependency Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alastair Butler
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  1. 1.Department of English Language and LiteratureNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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